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Multiple Pregnancy

A multiple pregnancy is the presence of two or more fetuses growing in the uterus. A pregnancy of twins or more is considered high-risk because complications and premature birth are more common than in pregnancies of one fetus.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer William Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Last Revised July 8, 2011

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Last Updated: July 08, 2011
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